Syd Carpenter Marine was a construction company doing work, especially on US Navy ships. Their extensive use of asbestos up until the 80s has made them responsible for their workers' potential health problems. They have been involved in a number of lawsuits and tried to destroy evidence attesting their asbestos use to avoid liability.
Former Syd Carpenter Marine Employees Need to Keep a Close Eye on Their Health
During the last century, Syd Carpenter Marine made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. For years manufacturers have chosen to use asbestos because of its heat resistance, fireproofing and durability qualities. In construction it was used for various purposes; from strengthening cement to flooring and roofing material, insulation and even paint. Syd Carpenter is no exception, exposing workers to serious health risks. Individuals using asbestos materials in construction, maintenance or even doing repairs or demolition are heavily exposed and at the risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:
As these diseases can take years to develop and start showing signs, it’s extremely important to keep a close eye on your health. In an effort to promote early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge to former Syd Carpenter employees. Our specialists will analyze your latest chest X-ray and determine if there are any abnormalities you should be concerned about. Contact us for any further information you might need.
Thousands of Syd Carpenter Marine employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980
If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.
If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.
Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Syd Carpenter Marine workers
During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure was a frequent occurrence among the family members of asbestos workers. When a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, such as the work clothes of asbestos employees, secondary asbestos exposure occurs. Thereby, the wives of Syd Carpenter Marine employees would be exposed to asbestos while laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job with toxic dust on his clothes. If you developed a disease you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm, as you may be entitled to compensation. We will thoroughly review your situation to tell you with certainty if you have a case. If you do, our attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim, which will also be filed with Syd Carpenter Marine. The only documents you will have to provide your lawyer with are the employment records of your family member who worked for the company and your medical records, documents which will be used as evidence to support your case. In the end, you will recover the maximum compensation you qualify for from the liable company, a process that will take between 3 months to one year to complete. With the legal assistance of our attorneys and their legal team, you are bound to recover fair compensation for your injury.
Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members
Oftentimes, people who were severely injured by occupational asbestos exposure refuse to seek compensation from the responsible company, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. If, however, you have a family member who worked for Bayonne Shipyard and lost their life to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation on their behalf. Since 1990, our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members and will gladly help you as well. After a thorough initial discussion, you will have to send your attorney the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death was the result of a disease stemming from asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Depending on factors such as the severity of their diagnosis, you will receive the compensation you deserve on their behalf within 3 months to one year. It is important to know that the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, which will allow you to focus on more important aspects in the meantime. Lastly, you should know that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.
Asbestos products workers at Syd Carpenter Marine would manufacture or encounter
As a construction company, Syd Carpenter Marine would make use of building products manufactured with asbestos. Once these products are disturbed, millions of toxic fibers are released in the air, making exposure inevitable. Since workers were not required to wear any protective equipment against asbestos exposure during the last century, as the mineral was not seen as a health threat, they are now at high risk of developing a serious disease. The following are the construction products Syd Carpenter Marine made use of before 1980.
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